What are the side effects from the vaccine?

While side effects can occur after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, just like with any other vaccine you receive, they are typically minor and short-lived. Adverse events from the vaccine are extremely rare, and some people experience no side effects at all.

The CDC lists some common side effects of the vaccine, including pain, redness and swelling at the injection site along with tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever and nausea.  Side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection against the virus and should go away within a few days.  While COVID-19 vaccines may cause side effects, they cannot and do not give you COVID-19.

The CDC encourages people to contact their doctor if side effects do not go away after a few days.

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1. Where can I get a vaccine?
2. Can children receive the vaccine?
3. Where can I get more information about COVID-19 vaccines?
4. Why should I get the vaccine?
5. What are the side effects from the vaccine?
6. How do I know the vaccine is safe?
7. Will the vaccine give me COVID-19? Or make me sick?
8. If I get the vaccine, am I immune to COVID-19?
9. What will the vaccine cost?
10. Can I get the vaccine if I have COVID or have had another vaccine recently?
11. Do I need to have an appointment to get a vaccine?